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2008 Stories by Gustavo Arellano

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  • Pachuco, Pachuca.

    published September 11, 2008

    Dear Readers: The Mexican's new book, Orange County: A Personal History, is in your local bookstore on September 16 — by pure... More >>

  • How the Zebra Got His Spots

    published August 28, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Why do Mexicans paint stripes on their donkeys in Tijuana? Avenida Revolución Reveller Dear... More >>

  • Hung Up on Jotos

    published April 3, 2008

    Dear Mexican: I'm a gay man in his mid-30s that has always loved Mexican men. And this question is not only from my experience, but also... More >>

  • Hand to Mouth

    published March 20, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Since moving to Aztlán from Boston, I've spent so much time with my next-door neighbor from Mexico City that I've taken... More >>

  • He Got the Frijoles

    published March 13, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Mexicans are angry that the United States might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country, and,... More >>

  • It Ain't About Skin Color

    published February 28, 2008

    Why won't Mexicans vote for a black man? — Hillary Hater Dear Readers: Dozens of ustedes have sent... More >>

  • High-Flying Mexico

    published February 21, 2008

    Dear Mexican: Why do you suppose Mexico has such a hard time getting its act together? It has vast natural resources, good climate, natural... More >>

  • Droppin' the Dime

    published February 14, 2008

    Dear Mexican: My parents were Greeks who legally immigrated to the United States in 1920. When it became harder for Greeks to immigrate,... More >>

  • Better to Give?

    published February 7, 2008

    Dear Mexican: After working with Mexicans for years, I have noticed that Mexican men have a double standard when it comes to homosexuality.... More >>

  • Cojones Come in Small Packages

    published January 31, 2008

    Dear Readers: Mucho feedback from ustedes regarding recent questions about archetypical Mexican dogs and the propensity of wabs... More >>

  • Is This the Las Puertas Concert?

    published January 24, 2008

    Dear Mexican: At a weekly Doors tribute band gig, I've noticed the majority of the crowd is Mexican. I swear, sometimes it seems like the... More >>

  • One for the Camino

    published January 17, 2008

    Dear Mexican: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Mexican-Americans have the highest proportion of D.U.I's and... More >>

  • Café Tacuba

    published January 17, 2008

    This latest effort by Mexico's supreme rock en español group will grow on you, but that's not necessarily a ringing endorsement.... More >>

  • Of Mexicans and Mormons

    published January 10, 2008

    Dear Mexican: I feel that the more Mexicans who come to this country, the better. I am a Mormon, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of... More >>

  • How I Bow-Wow

    published January 3, 2008

    As everyone knows, dogs seem to reflect their master's personalities. Likewise, the breeds invented by a nation say a lot about that nation.... More >>

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